LCC Personal Defense Classes

EUGENE, Ore. — Community members have a chance to learn about sexual assault and domestic violence and take self-defense classes for free. Lane Community College is offering the free sessions this Thursday at the downtown campus. Organizers say the classes will teach people what a domestic abuse and sexual assault is and signs to look … Continue reading »

Non-Profit Teaches Self Defense

EUGENE, Ore. — A local non profit is teaching women and other high-risk groups how to defend themselves. The Warrior Sisters Society formed about a year ago. It’s a non-profit dedicated to teaching free self defense classes to women, children and the elderly. Co-founders Samantha Krop and Rachel Ivey are self-taught experts, showing kids a … Continue reading »

New Role for Woman Who Held Off Intruder

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A Junction City woman who held off an intruder at gunpoint for more than 20 minutes after he allegedly broke into her home is using her experience to educate other women on ways they can protect themselves. Lisa Atkin is now the new state coordinator for a group called the Second … Continue reading »

Martial Arts Center Offers Free Class

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene martial arts instructor says he wanted to provide a public service for the community after hearing of recent sexual assaults in the area. David Leung and one of his students offered free self defense training for women Saturday. Dozens of women took advantage of the course and learned ways to … Continue reading »

Girls Learn Self-Defense

EUGENE, Ore. — A program is helping little girls protect themselves. Flower Power Self-Defense for Girls is a program targeted at young girls ages 5 to 12. The executive director says one in four girls will be assaulted by someone they know by the age of 18. She believes teaching them while they’re young can … Continue reading »

68-Year-Old Beats Intruder in Roseburg

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A man is in the hospital after successfully defending his home and himself from an intruder Thursday afternoon. Alvin Catron, 68, says the fight ended months of burglarizing from, who he says, was the same man each time. Michael Lee Hatton, 27, was arrested Thursday, for breaking into Catron and his wife’s home. … Continue reading »